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Cesky Krumlov

Czech Republic
Cesky Krumlov travel packages
An exquisite medieval jewel. Cesky Krumlov is a town full of charm, with a fairytale atmosphere.

Cesky Krumlov is the second-most visited town in the Czech Republic, and for good reason. Step back in time with a visit to this living historical village surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Cesky Krumlov joined the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. A 2.5-hour drive south of Prague, Cesky Krumlov is the prime examplar of a medieval Bohemian village. The town centers around the castle, which has more than 300 rooms and is the second largest castle in the Czech Republic. The center of Cesky Krumlov, with the Vltava river running through it, is a labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways. There are cozy hotels and pensions, and delightful shops and restaurants. No matter where you are, all of Cesky Krumlov's highlights are no more than a five-minute walk away.

Cesky Krumlov is a city with plenty of nature nearby. Set amongst hilly green countryside, it's an ideal place for outdoor activities. You could enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, and even golfing. Weather permitting, you shouldn't miss a canoe or rafting trip on the Vltava. Cesky Krumlov is also a city of culture and art. It has seven museums and four galleries, as well as festivals taking place year round. The city also has its own brewery. The local brew is served around town in traditional taverns and restaurants where you can enjoy hearty Czech dishes in a classic setting. In recent years Cesky Krumlov's popularity as a day trip destination has begun to overwhelm the small town. For this reason we advise against day-tripping here. Instead you should spend at least a night. You'll get to enjoy the town after the crowds depart and again before they arrive the next day.

What we love about Cesky Krumlov

Kevin

Content Specialist

With its clifftop castle rising above the quaint old town located on a river bend, Cesky Krumlov is the vision of Europe that Disney otherwise lied to us about.

Jared

Travel Advisor

Visiting Cesky Krumlov is like stepping into a fairytale. With a castle looming over and a river running through the town, you will want to walk multiple times around the quaint, cobblestone streets of the town center.

Where to stay in Cesky Krumlov

Take your pick of cozy B&Bs and hotels in Cesky Krumlov. Stay right in the heart of this beautiful medieval town, just a stone's throw from the main square. If you prefer to be a little away from the center of the action, we also have options towards the edge of Old Town, just a few minutes' walk from the center. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Vintage design
Cesky Krumlov is a gem, and this family hotel fits right in. A unique décor, the rooms are quiet and everything you need is within walking distance.
Historic Building
Small luxury hotel in an old Jesuit college building with an ideal location close to the main square.
Historical Hotel
A historical building with a family atmosphere, perfect location, just 2min walking distance from the Castle, and frech-inspired restaurant Le Jardin.
Historical building with luxurious interiors
Four and a half star, very elegant place. Equipped with unique, reconstructed rooms that provide views on various landmarks of Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

We often suggest a one or two night stay in Cesky Krumlov, and recommend taking advantage of our local guides to get your bearings from the get-go. We offer 2-3 hour private walking tours. Don't let Cesky Krumlov's compact size fool you, as there is a lot to see, especially within the town's famous castle. Cesky Krumlov is well known for its diverse, abundant outdoor activities. We suggest spending some time on the Vltava river, which runs through the city center. The same river that runs through Prague, you can rent a canoe or raft to float down the river, or for a bit of whitewater action. You can also ride a traditional wooden raft, the Czech take on a gondola. There are also numerous opportunities to hike and bike along the Lipno Resevoirs and in the Bohemian Forest National Park, in addition to horseback riding, and even golfing. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider for adding later.
Trebon, Hluboka, Ceske Budejovice and Holasovice Private Day Trip
Cesky Krumlov Private Scenic Hike Tour
Cesky Krumlov Private Walking Tour
Experience Cesky Krumlov on a Small River Cruise

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Cesky Krumlov

Spend some time in Cesky Krumlov on a tour that takes in other cities in Czech Republic and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Cesky Krumlov and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5.0 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Cesky Krumlov vacation packages
Based on 19 reviews
Review by Barbara, Nadine, Mary, David, Evan, Lexington, Mason & Nancy

Barbara, Nadine, Mary, David, Evan, Lexington, Mason & Nancy

Florida

Our experience with JayWay Travel was outstanding in every way. They are professional and personal and planned exactly what we wanted.

Our experience with JayWay Travel was outstanding in every way. They are professional and personal and planned exactly what we wanted.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Lisa & Cynthia

Lisa & Cynthia

Utah

JayWay Travel assisted us with more than just a tour - they helped us identify activities specific to our interests, locations both touristic and off-the-beaten path, and took care of little details that made our vacation truly memorable.

JayWay Travel assisted us with more than just a tour - they helped us identify activities specific to our interests, locations both touristic and off-the-beaten path, and took care of little details that made our vacation truly memorable.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, Prague
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by David

David

Washington

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

JayWay Travel is an outstanding agency that allows the traveler to decide how much or how little to have planned with extremely knowledgeable, responsive and dedicated personnel. We were incredibly appreciative and grateful for the excellent and punctual tour guides, excursions and transfers from city to city, and the ability to have our own English speaking local JayWay contact available by a loaner phone for any questions that might have arisen. This is top notch service; thank you JayWay Travel!

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Cesky Krumlov

Should I just take a day trip to Cesky Krumlov?

During peak season (April through October) we highly discouraging stopping in Cesky Krumlov on a transfer or taking a day trip there from Prague, Vienna or Salzburg. You'll be joining thousands of other day-trippers who pack the medieval town's narrow streets and make for a decidedly unpleasant experience. We can suggest other stops along alternate routes, particularly between Vienna and Prague, that will be both interesting and uncrowded. It is for this reason we usually suggest at least one night in Cesky Krumlov, so you can admire the city after the day trippers leave and before they arrive again in the morning.

How do you say Cesky Krumlov?

With its Czech accented characters, it's spelled Český Krumlov. In Czech a capital C with a 'háček' (Č) is pronounced like ch in chocolate and a y with an acute accent is a long y. Impress the locals by pronouncing it Ches-kee Kroom-lov
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